Met Museum Director Resigns

Oh, my: Thomas Campbell (pictured), the director of the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York, will resign from his post, the museum announced this week. In recent months, Campbell—along with the museum’s board and other top administrators—has faced increased scrutiny as the Met worked to tackle its budget deficit. The Met’s president, Daniel Weiss, will serve as interim chief executive officer and develop a transition plan with Campbell, who is due to remain at the museum until 30 June. Campbell joined the Met in 1996 as a tapestry curator and has been director since January 2009. I can’t get too sad about the Met’s current woes: sell a few paintings!

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